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Definitions for partiality
ˌpɑr ʃiˈæl ɪ ti, pɑrˈʃæl-par·tial·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fondness, fancy, partialitynoun

    a predisposition to like something

    "he had a fondness for whiskey"

  2. partiality, partisanshipnoun

    an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives


  1. partialitynoun

    Preference, bias in favor of, tendency.

    The judge's partiality towards the defendant caused him to be replaced, with someone who was apparently more neutral.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Partialitynoun

    Unequal state of the judgment and favour of one above the other, without just reason.

    Etymology: partialité, Fr. from partial.

    Then would the Irish party cry out partiality, and complain he is not used as a subject, he is not suffered to have the free benefit of the law. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland,.

    Partiality is properly the understanding’s judging according to the inclination of the will and affections, and not according to the exact truth of things, or the merits of the cause. South.

    As there is a partiality to opinions, which is apt to mislead the understanding; so there is also a partiality to studies, which is prejudicial to knowledge. John Locke.


  1. partiality

    Impartiality (also called evenhandedness or fair-mindedness) is a principle of justice holding that decisions should be based on objective criteria, rather than on the basis of bias, prejudice, or preferring the benefit to one person over another for improper reasons.


  1. partiality

    Partiality refers to an unfair bias or preference towards someone or something, leading to favoritism or discrimination. It denotes a lack of impartiality, often resulting in an unjust or prejudiced viewpoint or decision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partialitynoun

    the quality or state of being partial; inclination to favor one party, or one side of a question, more than the other; undue bias of mind

  2. Partialitynoun

    a predilection or inclination to one thing rather than to others; special taste or liking; as, a partiality for poetry or painting

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. partialit.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. partiality

    An unequal state of judgment or leaning in favor of one of two parties. Every member of a court-martial is sworn to do justice, without partiality, favor, or affection. A previous opinion expressed by a member, before the court is sworn, is deemed a good and sufficient cause of challenge by either the prisoner or prosecutor, and the individual cannot sit on the trial and judgment of the case.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of partiality in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of partiality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of partiality in a Sentence

  1. Marquis de Sade:

    It is certain that stealing nourishes courage, strength, skill, tact, in a word, all the virtues useful to a republican system and consequently to our own. Lay partiality aside, and answer me: is theft, whose effect is to distribute wealth more evenly, to be branded as a wrong in our day, under our government which aims at equality? Plainly, the answer is no.

  2. Hans Gilliams:

    I suspect the Commission wants to avoid being accused of partiality, to avoid Luxembourg and other countries saying that they have been singled out.

  3. Solon:

    A half truth is the worst of all lies, because it can be defended in partiality.

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